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  1. @Yak - Can you give us any insights? Or must we be content to read the Twitter tea leaves? ☕
  2. Funny thing is that aside from E.T., all of those titles are from Activision. It's actually a cool idea. I loved From Software's 3D Dot Game Heroes on PS3 which is essentially the same concept applied to Zelda. Done well, it's can be a really cool approach to updating retro games.
  3. Here's a more in depth article from Venture Beat (Games Beat) with quotes from Artz and statements from Mega Cat CEO. https://venturebeat.com/2021/07/29/atari-will-bring-back-reimagined-classic-arcade-game-food-fight-for-the-vcs/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
  4. Atari announced a collaboration with Mega Cat Studios to bring a remake of Food Fight out in '22. It will be on multiple consoles, but first out on the VCS. More of this please. https://screenrant.com/atari-food-fight-game-remake-online-multiplayer/
  5. I think that from a backer/early adopter perspective, the gap between titles can be frustrating. But if you just picked this up at launch, you have a reasonable launch library of 20+ games to peruse. Hoping to see a few new titles soon.
  6. I had a Jaguar before liquidation but built out my original collection after game prices fell. Sold all of that in 1998. When I decided to get a Jaguar again, I picked up a new Power Kit for $25. Had to be 2001-2002. Interestingly, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator, $250 in December 1993 has the same buying power as $461 today. Can anyone buy a new Jaguar at that price today?
  7. Whose in for the Robotron 2084 single life tournament challenge on Antstream Arcade? 


  8. Minter posted a pic on Twitter with a VCS. It was of Warren Robinette's famous Easter Egg in Adventure. Hoping that it's a sign that something Tempest this way comes....
  9. My favorites have been: 1. Thrustlander 2. Jetboard Joust 3. Danger Scavenger 4. Spear Master 5. ATO
  10. Echo double checking to make sure both your system and controllers have the latest firmware. My Bluetooth and wi-fi are rock solid with the latest update. That wasn't always true.
  11. Also, some games allow allow for fine tuning of the sensitivity of the Classic Controller's rotary function based on the game and your preference. This is a great feature but not obvious.
  12. Microcenter added the VCS and controllers to their page overnight. Currently "sold out."
  13. The Best Buy link appears to be live. I added it to my cart and was given an in-store pickup date of 6/19. No change on the Microcenter or GameStop pages. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/atari-vcs-800-black-walnut-all-in-bundle/6459020.p?skuId=6459020
  14. Does anyone know if this is the same game that was released in 2016? Or is this the update to that version that the dev has been teasing? Pixel Cup Soccer 17 on Steam June 9 Update
  15. I show a TBD for Gamestop. Best Buy still has a release date 6/15/2021 and have added the "free item" for the Speaker Hat. This wasn't currently listed. I guess that we'll see on Tuesday.
  16. Wow, I really snoozed on this. Hoping for a third U.S. run
  17. Does anyone know if games are locked to the console or the account? For example, if someone has two VCS consoles would they be able to access their game library from each by signing in?
  18. Same. There is a lot to criticize about the implementation of the VCS but it exists and isn't a scam. The folks named above largely went quiet on VCS once it was delivered to backers. The people who actually have one are - in general - enjoying it. That's what matters.
  19. Thrustlander is probably my favorite VCS game. I've easily spent the most time with it, slowly working my way through each variation of each level. It's got a ton of variety and is the best implementation of the Classic Joystick so far. Its a great example of a retro-inspired modern game. Well worth a look if you have a VCS.
  20. I'd like to see a Jaguar or Lynx edition of the Vault.
  21. - Major Havoc - Dude from Secret Quest - Elf Archer from Millepede - Berthilda, the Gem Eater, Nasty Tree and Skeleton from Crystal Castles - Skylar from Cybermorph I think that one of the challenges with this exercise is that many Atari games just didn't have a well defined character that players could identify with. I mean, do we really want to be the Pong Paddle? This is probably one reason Atari Karts only had Bentley Bear with a host of generic characters. I've always felt a good approach for Atari would be to use their IP for the environments. Imagine how much cooler Atari Karts would have been with asteroids raining from the sky... A similar approach could be used with a fighter.
  22. I'd love to see it on the VCS but Primal Rage was an Atari Games arcade property. Unless Atari Inc. worked out a licensing deal with Warner Interactive Entertainment (the current license holder of Atari Games' properties, including Primal Rage) it is unlikely. Dare to dream though!
  23. It's an M 3 x 4mm screw. I used the following:
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